When searching for artwork and ideas for the beach house I found this image on Pinterest, but originally from here:
I love the blues, love the letters (I'm from the south, we'll put letters or a monogram on anything that stays still long enough), and the worn wood look. I wasn't really sure how to recreate it without buying anything. My goal has been big impact low cost. Isn't everybodys?
I got the letters at Michaels ($1.49ea) They were the cheapest letters they had. I was using my coupon for the canvases and they don't let you use more than 1. Boo.
I had a piece of 1/4" luan board and blue paint. I wanted to make it small so that it could fit almost anywhere in the house. Even above a door jam or window.
Here is where I started (what I had):
Then I used some brown Sherwin-Williams paint to age/distress the letters and arrow.
Stapled some twine to the back to hang it from. Easy peasy $7.50. You couldn't buy this sign for anywhere near $30 in a gift store at the beach! I still have 2 sets of art to finish...mom comes today for the pick up!
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